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Will You Be Forced To Buy Treasuries

They say it can’t happen here but I believe it can and back in January I told you so now look at what’s happening elsewhere according to Zero Hedge: Following Hungary And Ireland, France Is Next To Seize Pension Funds

Our only question: how soon before the US administration takes this hint of what every proper socialist country does with funds apportioned to it by a gullible public and ends up investing trillions in the worst possible asset classes (while in Europe this obviously means sovereign bonds, in the US by and far the proceeds will be used to make further purchases of such equities as Apple, Amazon and Netflix, in whose continued successful ponziness lies the fate of a vast majority of US-based hedge funds, whose LPs may at some point, in the distant future, actually pay domestic income tax).

On a similar subject see my post at Mexico Calling: Are you going to move to Mexico? Why do you want to move?

Leaked Documents Are Poison

How can this regime allow WikiLeaks to publish such secret musings?

The NY Times has the story: http://www.nytimes.com/?emc=na

Jaguar C-X75 Concept

Oh, wow! ZCars has photos and Info on the Jaguar concept car.

New Blog: Mexico Calling

I’ve not been happy lately with the traffic coming to Mover Mike.  I have consistently posted since September, 2004, over a variety of topics.  Either I don’t write very well or my multiple subjects are not conducive to having consistent viewers.  I have tried to be like Instapundit, but the experts suggest a blog to be successful, must concentrate on one area.  So today, I am spinning off coverage of “Travel” and “Moving to Mexico” by creating Mexico Calling.  My goal is to become a snowbird, spending at least six months a year in some area of the country.  Mexico calls to me.  I want to chronicle my preparations for the change and impart to you what drives me to move there.


Upset! Football Upsets Week 13

UPDATE
#4 Boise State 31, #19 Nevada 34 in OT!!!
#5 LSU 23 , #12 Arkansas 31
#9 Oklahoma State 41, #13 Oklahoma 47
#23 N. Carolina St. 31, Maryland 38
#24 Iowa 24, Minnesota 27

Locally, #1 Oregon wins handily for 11 in a row by beating #21 Arizona 48 to 29.
There was no upset of #6 Stanford by the Oregon State Beavers. They were blanked 38 to 0!

Radiation risk from flying trumps body scanners

I’ve wondered about this and so I do not care if someone sees my junk. The body scanner is preferable to a pat down.

The radiation you get from body scanners is the same as what you get in two minutes in an airplane at 30,000 feet.

So scan away!

From Amazon

Are you stumped for a gift idea this Christmas? Try Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy

Norm Winningstad R.I.P.

“C. Norman “Norm” Winningstad, a technology pioneer and philanthropist in Oregon’s Silicon Forest, died today at his Newport home. He was 85. ”

“Norm will be forever remembered as the grandfather of technology here in Oregon, and his contributions and legacy will be realized for generations,” Gov. Kulongowski governor wrote.

If you take a look at the tree of high tech in Oregon.  It all flows from Tektronix and Winningstad was a big part of the growth.


Thanks For Humor ‘Ted’ R.I.P.

I wish you the best on this Thanksgiving. Won’t you take a moment today to list your blessings.

As I read the paper this morning, I gave thanks for humor. I scanned the obits for names of friends, alums of Madison High or old clients and came across Edward Raymond ‘Ted’ Walker, born July 22, 1941 and passed on Nov. 20, 2010. The obit started off this way:

Ted Walker, the ultimate car camper, was pleasantly surprised when he woke up in heaven last Saturday night after a rather tough week in the ICU…

Isn’t that wonderful and such faith!

“Brand New Key”

Sometimes a song just goes through my brain and I can’t get it out. The song “Brand New Key” by Melanie is the song today:

I rode my bicycle past your window last night
I roller skated to your door at daylight
It almost seems like you’re avoiding me
I’m okay alone, but you got something I need

Well, I got a brand new pair of roller skates
You got a brand new key
I think that we should get together and try them out you see
I been looking around awhile
You got something for me
Oh! I got a brand new pair of roller skates
You got a brand new key

I ride my bike, I roller skate, don’t drive no car
Don’t go too fast, but I go pretty far
For somebody who don’t drive
I been all around the world
Some people say, I done all right for a girl

Well, I got a brand new pair of roller skates
You got a brand new key
I think that we should get together and try them out you see
I been looking around awhile
You got something for me
Oh! I got a brand new pair of roller skates
You got a brand new key

I asked your mother if you were at home
She said, yes .. but you weren’t alone
Oh, sometimes I think that you’re avoiding me
I’m okay alone, but you’ve got something I need

Well, I got a brand new pair of roller skates
You got a brand new key
I think that we should get together and try them out to see
La la la la la la la la, la la la la la la
Oh! I got a brand new pair of roller skates
You got a brand new key

Try YouTube to hear the song.

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